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G. Michael Logan, ISA CAPP

 Educational Background 

·         Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1968  

·         Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee for 30 years 

·         Thirty-Five years’ Industrial experience in Mechanical Engineering and Reliability Technology 

·         Graduate of University of Maryland University College / International Society of Appraisers Core Courses:  

o     Course 101: Ethics, Business Practices, Communications 

o     Course 102: Identification and Authentication, Research, Terminology, Report Writing 

o     Course 103: Legal aspects of Appraising, Case Studies, Expert Witness, IRS Report Writing  

·         ISA 16 hour re-qualification course successfully completed 

·         Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)15 hour course and exam successfully completed 

Specialty Studies in the Field of Antiques 

 Furman University – Understanding the Value of Antiques Today 

·         John Bivins – Authenticating Antique Furniture 

·         Bruce Johnson – Furniture Restoration Seminar 

·         Arts & Crafts Conference Workshop on Pottery, Furniture, Metalwork and Textiles 

·         ISA Conference, Philadelphia, 18 hours of specialized study 

·         ISA Conference, Charleston, 16 hours of specialized study 

·         Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) – Textiles Study Seminar; Painted Furniture and Furniture Finishes Seminar, Southern Decorative Arts Seminar 

·         Lindquist Summer Institutes – Silver, English Ceramics, 18th to 20th Century Furniture: Sorting out        the Fakes, Wood Identification, Oriental Carpets 

·         ISA Antiques and Residential Contents course, 45 Hrs specialized study 

Professional Background and Memberships 

Dealer in Antiques from 1984 to present  

·         Exhibitor at quality antique shows in the Mid-Atlantic and Pennsylvania since 1990 

·         CAPP of International Society of Appraisers 

·         Member of Associated Antiques Dealers of America 

·         Zone Director and Board of Directors 1996-1999, 2005- present; Treasurer 1999-2004 

·         Lecturer on French Faience and American Art Pottery at the Virginia Highlands Festival 

·         Lecturer on Antique Furniture at Southwest Virginia Community College, Abingdon, VA 

·         Instructor on Antiques at Kingsport Institute for Continued Learning (ETSU) 

Ongoing Market Research 

Subscribe to numerous trade publications providing current market trends and reproduction alerts and have an extensive personal reference library. 

§  Internet research capabilities including subscriptions to National antique auction prices realized, International fine art prices realized, and Artist data.   

§  Attend numerous shows, exhibitions, auctions and fairs in the US and England providing access to current markets, resources and sales comparison opportunities.  

§  Over 25 years experience researching and evaluating antiques and the various markets in which they are sold. 

§  Ongoing continuing education studies in specialty areas 

Serving Punta Gorda, Fl, Port Charlotte, FL, Sarasota, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Naples, FL and all of SW Fl